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Would you buy open box?

Hi everyone, im looking at two boards from newegg that are both open box and carry impressive price reductions.

MSI p55-g80 (not sure if I really need this but it is 129 open box)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813130238R

Msi p55-g65
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813130239R&cm_re=msi_p55-_-13-130-239R-_-Product

Anyone have any other suggestions?

I accept combo deals and would like to spend no more than 130 on a board after rebates unless it is really good?

So would it be worth it to buy an open box motherboard?
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  1. will it come with all cables, anyone have experience with open bix motherboards from newegg?
  2. I have a friend who has bought two open box motherboards from newegg and both came with everything and installed and worked fine. They're still running.

    I think newegg has a money-back policy on open box purchases so at least you have some recourse. To save some money you're taking a chance. You have to determine if it's worth it.
  3. I talked to newegg and they said they cant guarantee that it will come with everything and there is no way for them to check that so i was a little scared. It does have a 30 day money back guarantee.
  4. daniel123244 said:
    I talked to newegg and they said they cant guarantee that it will come with everything and there is no way for them to check that so i was a little scared. It does have a 30 day money back guarantee.


    YEs but that does not include returning it due to it missing accessories (cables, backplate, manual etc.) and buying replacements for these can get expensive. - if you try to return it for those missing they charge a restocking fee and you have to pay the shipping - which then makes buying a regular MOBO even more expensive. So you have to decide whether it is worth it to try (less of a chance of dissapointment if you already have extra cables\etc. laying around) or not.
  5. JDFan said:
    YEs but that does not include returning it due to it missing accessories (cables, backplate, manual etc.) and buying replacements for these can get expensive. - if you try to return it for those missing they charge a restocking fee and you have to pay the shipping - which then makes buying a regular MOBO even more expensive. So you have to decide whether it is worth it to try (less of a chance of dissapointment if you already have extra cables\etc. laying around) or not.


    this is my first build i have nothing lol
    I think i will go with the p55-g65 over the -g80 as i dont think i will xfire and i am going to buy the new one. If anyone had any other motherboards they would recommend i would gladly take recommendations. Also, i decided to go with core i5 750 over phenom 2 x4 955, is this a good choice?
  6. I will not buy an open box. The minimal savings are not worth it.
  7. I once did, and the box didn't include everything a retail box would have.
    It worked fine though.

    Would I do it again? Probably not unless the savings were substantial.
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    Motherboards are probably the one thing I wouldn't buy open box. The cables I don't really care about, since those are easy to come by. But they NEVER seem to come with a backplate, and since those aren't interchangeable, you end up trying to find one on ebay. Inevitably, it costs $15 or $20, so most of your savings are gone right there. I imagine there are probably people who deliberately loot the backplates before they return the board, so that they can sell them on ebay to make up for the shipping/restocking fee.

    Plus ... sometimes when things get returned, they aren't treated perfectly, and motherboards are probably THE component that's most susceptible to little microdamage from that. I've had a couple show up just plain not working right, and that gets old real fast. Combine that with the missing backplates, and I won't buy them anymore.
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